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Danger level 8
Type: Rogue Anti-Spyware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Normal system programs crash immediatelly
  • Slow internet connection
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Slow Computer
  • System crashes

TheDefend

TheDefend is a new GuardPCS, Security Fighter, Save Armor, Save Defender, Trust Warrior, Soft Safeness, SiteAdware and IGuardPc family addition that is dangerous. Its members are distributed with Vundo Trojan that installs the adware from the backdoor, which will cause computer users many problems.TheDefend may gain access to your system when you least expect it. Once it has installed itself onto your machine, it may start up each time that you Windows operating system starts up. TheDefend may run a system scan, which will appear like an authentic scanner which is scanning your system. The truth of the matter is that this system scan is fake and so is the scan report results which it will present you with. You will be told that the only way to remove all the malicious threats on your computer is by paying a fee for the full version of TheDefend.

TheDefend may go by the following names:
• The.Defend
• The Defend

TheDefend may display some of the following symptoms:
• Annoying pop up messages.
• A fake scan report.
• Fake scan report results.
• Security system notifications.
• The option of buying a full version.
• Slow computer performance.
• Desktop settings that change.
• Your web browser may be redirected.

The best advice that can be offered is for you remove TheDefend immediately upon detection. You could make use of the manual removal instructions but you need to be seriously warned that you run the risk of causing even further damage to your computer if you do something incorrectly.

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How to manually remove TheDefend

Files associated with TheDefend infection:

setup[1].exe
%ProgramFiles%\TheDefend Software\TheDefend
TheDefend.lnk
1 TheDefend.lnk
setup[1].exe
TheDefend.exe
TheDefend.exe
TheDefend.lnk
1 TheDefend.lnk
%AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\TheDefend

TheDefend processes to kill:

TheDefend.exe
setup[1].exe
setup[1].exe
TheDefend.exe

Remove TheDefend registry entries:

TheDefend
TheDefend.exe
TheDefend
Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\TheDefend.exe
Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\TheDefend
MicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionUninstallTheDefend
MicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRunTheDefend.exe
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